>> reporter: in eastern tennessee, the fresh winter white slowed traffic to a crawl. students at the university of alabama turned the rare scene into a campus-wide snowball fight. >> i'm from tuscaloosa, alabama, so, i'm not used to the snow. i'm used to sun. >> reporter: tonight, winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings stretch from the carolinas through maryland. areas like raleigh, north carolina, could pick up more than three inches of snow. now, this much snow in that part of the south is a big deal. you're about to see some fun video from brandon, mississippi, where they picked up just about an inch and a half of snow. having a lot of good times with that. but this is, overall, in the season, about two times what they normally see, diane. and places like callman, alabama, who got four inches, now almost four times what a city like chicago has had this season. >> four times chicago? >> reporter: four times. >> all right, thank you, ginger. as we said, it's upside down out there tonight. and now, all day today, everyone was following the new twists and turns in the story we first brought you last night.